First Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo

The Clinton policy to create Muslin Kosovo and Muslim Bosnia in the nineties “is widely seen today as the key which in recent years unlocked continental Europe to the influx of millions of Muslim migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa.”

DEBKA

Just six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, a Serbian train took up position on the Kosovo border. It was painted ostentatiously with the slogan “Kosovo is Serbian” in several languages along with national Serbian and Orthodox Christian emblems.

The train has been stationary since Friday, Jan. 14. Kosovan security authorities are blocking its advance along the new 213km long rail link from Belgrade to Mitrovica, a town in Muslim Kosovo which has a large Serbian population.

This is more than a symbolic reminder of the brutal Balkan wars of the 1990s. Two armies are already poised for battle: 60,000 Serbian troops, including armored, artillery and air force units, are on war preparedness, facing a much smaller Kosovo security force which, after calling up reserves, numbers around 6,000 combatants.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic beat a war drum this week when he declared: “If Serbians are killed, we’ll send our army to Kosovo.”

It was 19 years ago that Serbia signed an agreement for ending its war with Kosovo after NATO forces intervened and US warplanes bombed the Serbian capital of Belgrade into capitulation. The West recognized Kosovan independence, but Russia and China still view the country as an integral part of Serbia.

The Kosovo war was the sequel to the 1992-1995 conflict between Christian Serbia and Croatia, on one side, and Muslim Bosnia, on the other. This war was brought to a close after President Bill Clinton’s intervention forced Serbia to sign the Dayton Accords and cede broad areas of Bosnia to Muslim rule.

In sum, the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s saw many horrors, but also ended in American support for the establishment of independent Muslim enclaves in southern Europe. Orthodox Christian rule and territory, which were under Russian military, religious and national influence, were substantially downsized.

This policy was pursued systematically for 15 years by Presidents Clinton and Obama with the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is widely seen today as the key which in recent years unlocked continental Europe to the influx of millions of Muslim migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

Four south European nations, Turkey, Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania, provided the arrivals with their gateway into West Europe.

The Serbian train parked on the Kosovo border marked the end of the Obama era and underlined Belgrade’s non-acceptance of the borderline imposed in the last century on Serbia. The train is expected to cross that border after the Trump inauguration Friday, Jan. 20. If it is attacked by Kosovan security forces, the Serbian army will march in. And even if it is not attacked, the Serbian army plans to march behind the train across the border in a bid to eradicate one of President Clinton’s proudest achievements.

Indeed, a statue of Bill Clinton stands at the center of Pristina’s main square, in appreciation of his gift of Muslim independence and liberation from Serbian rule.

When it starts moving, the Serbian train will pose the new US president with his first test in dealing with an international crisis involving the Muslim issue before he has a chance to settle in at the Oval Office.

He will find on his desk an urgent note to the US and members of the European Union from Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj asking for assistance against Serbian aggression. A similar SOS in 1998 brought a NATO elite force, consisting mainly of British units, rushing to Kosovo. In 2017, Kosovo can forget about help from any European government, even sympathetic Germany and France.

This is not just about the presidential transition in Washington. On June 12, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin landed an army contingent at Pristinia airfield to put the brakes on Kosovo’s takeover by the West. The option of backing the Serbian train as it rolls into Kosovo is still available to his successor, Vladimir Putin.

His response will offer an important insight into the secret understandings reached between Trump and Putin for collaboration in the war on Islamist terror and the prevention of further Muslim expansion in Europe.

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14 Comments

  1. Pres Clinton used a fake news story of a massacre in Srebrinecha to justify NATO bombing of Serbia. Similarly Hilary Clinton used a fake news story of an impending massacre by Ghadaffi to justify NATO bombing of Libya.

  2. Trump’s election will benefit not only this country but also other countries like Serbia in their fight against Muslim invasion.

  3. There is at least one very major error in this report:
    The war was not between Christian Serbia and Croatia on one side, and Muslim Bosnia and Kosovo on the other side.

    These were entirely different wars.
    In the Bosnia war, Muslims Bosniaks often cooperated with Catholic Croats against Orthodox Serbs. Besides Serbs and Croats were cruelly murdering each other all over the place, not just in Bosnia.

    Bosnia war ended in 1995 and the Kosovo conflict became a real war 3 years later in 1998, the American bombardment was in 1999.

    Other than that, and interesting article.
    It is indeed hard to understand why America and Europe should take sides in this conflict. I suppose Ted maybe right that the guilty memory of the misunderstood Srebrenica massacre was behind it.

    The fact is that the massacre indeed did happen, the less known fact that there have been massacres of similar magnitude on both sides of the war. Rapes and massacres were committed by Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks (Muslims)…
    All war are ugly and inhuman, still the post-Tito breakup of Yugoslavia stands out as exceptionally ugly.
    The hatred between Croats and Serbs goes whole the way back to WWII when Croats exterminated some 80,000 Serbs and some 20,000 Jews in the concentration camp Jasenovac. (Actually I am not certain about the numbers because estimates by various authorities are 600,000 and even more that million…)
    In any case, the conditions in he camp were so sadistics that Nazi Germans were complaining about it in letters to their leaders…

    old, old hatred, between very closely related nations…

  4. We betrayed Mihailovich during World War and our Air Force bombed innocent Serbs TWICE, once during that conflict when Tito’s minions urged us to bomb Belgrade on Easter Sunday; and on another Easter Sunday in 1999 when Slick Willie and Madame NOTBright (the fat unappreciative cretin and her family was saved by Serbs after the Munich Agreement)authorized the NATO bombings of Belgrade.

    It is time we rectified a historical wrong. And remember, the Palestinians always use Kosovo as a reason why they should have an independent state too. IF NATO could turn on Christian Serbs, they sure wouldn’t have a problem turning on Israeli Jews.

    Remember too, Samantha Power was gung-ho about sending our Marines to fight Israelis on behalf of Hamas – but never said anything about sending them to save kids in Aleppo. Thank God she and that shit Moslem administration are finally out the door.

  5. veet vivarto Said:

    that the massacre indeed did happen

    I do nol believed the Srebrenicha Massacre of 5000 or so happened. It was an alleged massacre only. It was never proven even after the fact. The bodies were not found.

    That’s one of the reasons they couldn’t prove Milosevic guilty.

  6. Too early to ascertain which Islamic front will be prioritized. Certainly the Albanian-Kosovo corridor is one of them. What is noticeable is that in two consecutive days the US Air Force detailed B-2’s and B-52’s to attend to ISIS and other groups.
    I would not doubt that the Kosovo problem will also be made a subject.

  7. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    Hizbollah, Iran’s proxy terrorist army, is only quiet because they are arming. Will we wait until it develops into a full blown Iranian Missile Crisis? Here’s where the F35 comes in, as an example of how being totally hi-tech can leave us helpless. If Hizbollah can smuggle in a nuke in a suitcase, it doesn’t have to be enough to destroy a city. If a Nuclear bomb is detonated over an area at the right altitude, it generates a Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). All un-shielded circuitry of any kind goes dead. I used to have a 1990 Toyota Camry. Stick shift. Mostly had option of manual operation. But not the windows. Electric only. If the car had ever been fully immersed in water and the door wouldn’t open, say from the water pressure, I would have drowned. Earlier models had a handle-crank to open or close the windows. I prefer the handle. Unlikely scenario?

    Anybody remember?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappaquiddick_incident

    Somebody on this blog says Kennedy was driving the 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88

    http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/eighty-eight/84402-1967-delmont-88-production-numbers.html

    This Wikipedia article on that car says that power windows were optional on that model.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_88

    Odd that I can’t find anything where somebody asked this obvious if secondary question (why and how he escaped, swam to safety and didn’t report it for ten hours being the primary) in that situation: “Did that car have power windows?”

  8. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    Important to note, in early models, if the engine turned off, so did the electricity for windows and door locks. Battery alone was only enough to start the engine (obviously impossible under water) and run the lights for a while.

  9. France and Iran have some things in common!!!
    The former is the last “colonial” country of the past century while the latter is the new “colonial” of the 21st century!
    Both are also against IL.
    Putin & Trump have at least one common enemy: SuShi Islamofascism. Iran & SA are weak and the two (P & T) need to take advantage of the situation to decapitate the by-cephalic monster.

  10. Ted Belman Said:

    The fact is that the massacre indeed did happen, the less known fact that there have been massacres of similar magnitude on both sides of the war. Rapes and massacres were committed by Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks (Muslims)…

    Veet you are very wrong on this.There was no massacre whatsoever anywhere anyplace by the Serbs.

    Nor do youy have any independnet proof only the stitch up by the Court int he Hague which is NATO owned and controlled.

    You should study this from better sources. You are doing what is being done all the time against the Jews. This moral equivalence is the end of truthful research.

  11. Ted Belman Said:

    I do nol believed the Srebrenicha Massacre of 5000 or so happened. It was an alleged massacre only. It was never proven even after the fact. The bodies were not found.

    That’s one of the reasons they couldn’t prove Milosevic guilty.

    That is correct Ted. You put your finger on it. Milosevic won in court then they killed him by poisoning.

    If people doi not get this they will be disarmed int he present.

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